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Lost in the Clouds

Lost in the Clouds

A gentle story to help children understand death and grief


Lost in the Clouds

About the Book

When a loved one dies, it can be a difficult topic to explain to little ones. Let this heart-warming book help you support your child through their stages of grief.

You don't have to weather the storm alone! This moving book about grief shows children that, despite their loss, they always have someone to talk to.

The beautifully illustrated children’s book follows Billy and his father as they navigate the loss of his mother. It includes: 

   • A large format that makes it easy for adults and children to read together
   • A sensitively written narrative that moves away from the typical institutional approaches to grief for children
   • Beautiful full-page illustrations that allow kids to become immersed in the story
   • One non-fiction, working spread that teaches children and their families about how to open the conversation about grief and loss

Billy misses his mommy very much. She lives in the clouds. Some days when he and Daddy play in the garden, he knows that Mommy is letting the sun shine for them. But not all days are like that. Sometimes Mommy’s clouds are dark, and Billy feels sad and alone. 

Written in collaboration with an experienced grief professional, Lost in the Clouds gently explores the idea of grief and teaches children how to understand and deal with their emotions surrounding the death of a loved one. With beautiful and colorful illustrations to accompany the touching narrative, this meaningful storybook is perfect for sharing and will bring comfort to both children and parents.

Product Details

On sale: May 4, 2021
Age: 3-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780744036596

Author Bio

Tom Tinn-Disbury is an experienced illustrator who started his career in film and animation before concentrating on his art. He has written and illustrated a number of picture books, including The Caveman Next Door and the upcoming My Summer With Grandad. 
Stacey Hart is an experienced counsellor and grief professional who has been supporting children for years. For the last 10 years she has worked at one of the country's leading bereavement charities, Grief Encounter. She has made multiple public appearances, including on This Morning, where she spoke as a professional on coping with grief.


"An aid for grieving families." – Booklist